Afi Leota has a lot to be proud of. Enrolling at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) through its second-chance program, the 19-year-old became the first in her family to attend university and is now halfway through a bachelor’s degree in business and commerce.
James Cook University has been awarded five stars for graduate employment ratings for the eighth year in a row.
The University of Tasmania has said its core focus remains on “providing excellence in teaching and research”, playing down the significance of The Good Universities Guide 2019.
The University of Newcastle has slipped for the third consecutive year in the prestigious Times Higher Education global rankings.
Southern Cross University has scored above average marks compared to other universities in several categories including social equity, student support and teaching quality in The Good Universities Guide 2019.
Going to university is a substantial achievement for anybody but for an individual who is the first in their family to do so, a tertiary education is particularly significant.
The University of Southern Queensland leads the way in graduate employment rates and median starting salary, according to the latest edition of The Good Universities Guide.
The University of Tasmania is among the top universities in the country for social equity, graduate starting salary, and student-to-teacher ratio, according to the 2019 Good Universities Guide.
The University of the Sunshine Coast has been recognised for supporting the study dreams of people from disadvantaged backgrounds, earning a five-star rating for social equity in an annual independent guide for Australian universities.